Alexander Alekhine vs. Samuil Weinstein

This chess puzzle is from Alexander Alekhine vs Samuil Weinstein, Odessa, 1916 (unconfirmed).

White to move and win in 3.

Roll over to see the solution: 1. Rg8+ Kxg8 2. Qg3+ Kh8 3. Qg7#

FEN: r3q2k/1bn2p2/p4P1p/1pPp2R1/3P4/P1N1Q3/1PB3PP/6K1 w - - 1 0

About the players

Alexander AlekhineAlexander Alekhine (1892-1946) was a Russian-French Grandmaster chess player, of the greatest chess players of all time and World Chess Champion.

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Samuil WeinsteinSamuil Osipovich Weinstein (1894–1942) was a Russian chess master. He was one of the most authoritative chess players. He presided the Russian chess union. He was also an editor and publisher.

5 Responses

  1. Terence Monteiro
    Terence Monteiro at

    1. Rg8+ Kxg8
    (if 1.. QxRg8 2. Qxh6+ Qh7 3. Qxh7#)
    2. Qg3+ Kf/h8
    3. Qg7#

    Reply
  2. Meet Doshi
    Meet Doshi at

    1.Rg5-g8 Kh8xg8
    2. Qe3-g3 Kg8-h8
    3. Qg3-g7

    Reply
  3. johnp24
    johnp24 at

    1. Rg5-g8 Kh8xg8
    2. Qe3-g3 Kg8-h8
    3. Qg3-g7

    Reply
  4. Arsal Akhtar
    Arsal Akhtar at

    1. Qe3-g3 h6xg5
    2. Qg3-h3+ Kh8-g8
    3. Qh3-h7+ Kg8-f8
    4. Qh7-h8#

    Reply
  5. Hasnain
    Hasnain at

    1. Qe3-g3 h6xg5
    2. Qg3-h3+ Kh8-g8
    3. Qh3-h7+ Kg8-f8
    4. Qh7-g7#

    Reply
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